The Nation’s Martyr
The death of William McKinley, Chief Executive of the United States,
early on September 14, plunged a nation into mourning. His death
was all the more of a shock owing to the general belief, until a
few hours before his death, that he had more than a fighting chance
for recovery. But the miserable assassin had done his work only
too well, and blood poisoning having set in death speedily followed.
That the dead President was a true
man and an American in every sense of the word is acknowledged by
all, and his death will be no more deplored by any class of men
than by the electrical fraternity. During the McKinley administration
the electrical industry has grown and flourished as never before,
due in great part to Mr. McKinley’s conservatism and common sense
in administering to the welfare of the country, as well as to the
influence he brought to bear in seeking new and foreign markets
for our products.
As was to have been expected the news
of the President’s demise unsettled Wall Street, but not to as great
an extent as might have been expected. It is our belief that the
foundation of American prosperity is so great and of such an enduring
character that not even the sad loss of the country’s leader can
affect it for any length of time.
As Garfield said when he was informed
of the death of Lincoln: “God reigns—and the Government at Washington